This day (October 27, 2013), in Southampton, New York, U.S., died Lewis Allan Reed simply known as Lou Reed, American singer, songwriter,co-founder of the Velvet Underground before embarking in a long solo career
Wikipedia : This day (October 27, 2013), in Southampton, New York, U.S., died Lewis Allan Reed simply known as Lou Reed, American singer, songwriter,co-founder of the Velvet Underground before embarking in a long solo career
@allmusic : For these reasons, he was often cited as punk’s most important ancestor. It’s often overlooked, though, that he was equally skilled at celebrating romantic joy, and rock & roll itself, as he was at depicting harrowing urban realities.
@last.fm : Especially while a member of the The Velvet Underground in the 1960s, Reed broke new ground for the rock genre in several important dimensions, introducing more mature and intellectual themes to what was then considered a largely simplistic genre of music.
@Discogs : He began dating Laurie Anderson in 1992 and they married in 2008.
Audio : Walk on the Wild Side . Perfect Day . Heroin . Sunday Morning . Venus in Furs . Femme Fatale . I’m Waiting for the Man . Satellite of Love . Vicious . Sweet Jane .
Video : Sunday Morning (w/ The Velvet Underground, 1967) . Sister Ray (w/ The Velvet Underground,Boston Tea Party) . Walk on the Wild Side (1972) . Vicious (1974) . Kicks (1976) . Women (1982) . Sweet Jane (Capitol Theatre, 1984) . Video Violence (At Letterman, 1986) . Tell It To Your Heart (1987) . Dirty Boulevard (1989) . Romeo Had Juliette (MTV Music Awards, 1991) . What’s Good (1992) . Sweet Jane (1993) . Waiting For The Man (The Tonight Show, 1994) . Walk On The Wild Side (w/ David Stewart, 1995) . NYC Man (1996) . Hang On To Your Emotions (w/ Laurie Anderson, 1997) . Perfect Day (Montreux, 2000) . Jealous Guy (2001) . Who Am I (Bravo Musicians, 2002) . Street Hassle (2003) . Venus In Furs (Benicassim, 2004) . Caroline Says (At Letterman, 2008) . Femme fatale (Fourvière, 2011) .